Relief as over 40,000 Kenyans in UNHCR database acquire Kenyan Citizenship

Published: 11/Aug/2023
Source: KBC

By Kinyungu Kithendu and Sally Namuye

The government has embarked on a vetting exercise meant to de-register Kenyans listed in UNHCR database.

Over 40,000 Kenyans who have found themselves in the UN refugee agency database have been living in desperation because of Kenyan Citizenship documentation.

The Ministry of Interior has called on the county Security and Intelligence Committee to vet and register Kenyans who previously registered as refugees.

According to the communiqué, Area chiefs should ensure the affected person is accompanied by a parent and a photo of the applicant. They are also required to produce acceptable documentary evidence as proof of age and also to declare their refugee status number acquired at the refugee camp.

“Where the affected person’s parents or siblings are deceased, the chief will confirm in writing the blood guardian to support the identity of the affected person and shall be required to commit himself on the application forms,” reads the communiqué .

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Nationality and Refugees
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2023